THE GOVERNMENT LIES?

In the Fall of 2014, Canada sent soldiers to Iraq.  The Government called it a “non-combat mission.” The Government said that Canadian soldiers would “not engage in direct combat”; that Canadian soldiers were only there to advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling The Islamic State (ISIS).

Last week, a news report said that Canadian soldiers returned fire from ISIS fighters while with Iraqi troops on the front lines.  The Government still insists that it is a “non-combat mission,” but that the situation on the ground has “evolved” since last fall.

Why don’t the Canadian troops get a megaphone and announce to ISIS fighters on the front lines, “Hey  ISIS, don’t shoot at us!  We’re only here to show these guys how to kill you.  You can shoot at them after we’re finished.  No hard feelings, eh?”

During World War I the government lied about what was really happening.

During World War II the government lied about what was really happening.

During the Vietnam War the government lied about what was really happening.

During the Gulf War the government lied about what was really happening.

During the Iraq War the government lied about what was really happening.

Now we are in another war–er–uh–pardon me–a “non-combat mission.”   Is the government lying about it?

 

“All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.”

– I. F. Stone

 

 

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About Gary Johnston

I am an imaginary number -- a symbol used to count and measure. As Senior Imaginary Number at Einstein Equations Incorporated, I facilitate the calculation of the impossible.

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